portrait picture for Dorothy Czulewicz

Mass:Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 14, at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT.Contributions:In lieu of flowers, friends and family are reminded to compost, reduce, reuse and recycle.

Dorothy Czulewicz

Dorothy Czulewicz, 88, wife of the late Alfred J. Czulewicz of Newsome Lane in Wilton, passed away Monday December 9, 2013 surrounded by loved ones at The Westport Health Care Center.

Originally from Bridgeport, Dorothy grew up in New York, graduating from Central Commercial High School in Manhattan in 1943.  She worked as a purchaser at the Fifth Avenue Hotel until she met and married her dear husband, Alfred in 1946 and moved to Norwalk, CT.

Dotty and Al raised three children, Stan, Drew, and Margie. Dorothy thoroughly enjoyed being an active participant in her family’s activities in Norwalk cheering for football, baseball and basketball games and performances. Dorothy would often hike and swim with her children and grandchildren.

Dotty had a green thumb and was an excellent cook who created the stage for great memories of meals with family gathered around her table. She was an avid lover of young children, neighbors, and dogs. She and her husband Al were active in the Southport Squares Dancing group, as well as the Senior Center communities in Norwalk and Wilton.

Dorothy is survived by her loving family with children Stanley and Phuong, Andrew and Ann, and Marjorie and Richard. To her dear grandchildren, Dorothy was known as “Grandie” and Maya, Jane, Sam and Sarah, Anna, Monique, and Jocelyn continue to share their magical Grandie bond. Grandie also had the joy of knowing her two great-grandchildren, Iris and Rose. Dorothy’s brother Morty survives as well as many loved nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 14, at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family are reminded to compost, reduce, reuse and recycle.


  1. I was sorry to hear of your lost. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. May God bless you and keep you and know that she is in a better place. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

    Sorrowfully submitted.
    Morris & Sharon Foster

    December 11, 2013
    Sharon Foster -
  • My heart is heavy with the loss of my Aunt Dot. So many memories, such good times. Love radiated from her pores for all us kids. She made the World’s Best Apple Pie!
    My cousins Stan , Drew & Margie were always there for her and supported her thru this short but difficult illness. All of her grandchildren, and great grandchildren saw her often. She was our family matriarch. I will think of her and Uncle Al and the wonderful times I had with them through out my youth and into my adult years. I’m so glad that I had a long telephone visit with her the day before she was admitted to Norwalk Hospital.

    December 11, 2013
    Stephanie Roper -
  • When I was a kid, growing up in East Norwalk, I fondly remember Dorothy’s visits. I can even remember her getting married from our house. She was such a beautiful bride. Later on we enjoyed visits to her house ; always welcoming us with her wonderful smile. I know she’s looking down and loving you all. Barbara

    December 11, 2013
    Barbara Tekin Cerino -
  • I have a great sadness and heavy heart as I remember my awesome Aunt Dorothy. She always had a smile and what wonderful hugs and kisses (always multiples).
    Growing up in Queens I looked forward to going to ‘the country’ which meant a drive up to Norwalk and later to Wilton. Aunt Dorothy was the Matriarch of our family (the Perlman/Czulewicz/Malicziwsky/Thomas/Wards) and all the nieces and nephews that became part of our clan. She was a role model to be admired and copied.
    Love and compassion to my cousins, Stan, Drew and Margie; my cousins-in-laws LanPhong, Ann, and Richard; my cousins Maya, Anna, Jane, Sarah, Sam, Monique and Jocelyn; and Heroshi and Paul. Uncle Morty, we also share your loss.
    Hugs and Kisses will abound this weekend as we celebrate her life and share our memories

    December 12, 2013
    Chris Pospisil -
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